Variety reports that the Boston Film Festival will award Uma Thurman with a "film excellence" award for her acting career.
Thurman has certainly had an eclectic, up-and-down career. Interestingly enough, she wasn't even on-screen for her debut film role: She lent her voice to the English-language dubbing of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, the 1984 feature from legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki.
Later in the 80s, she also had small roles in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and Dangerous Liaisons. She was also the title female character in Henry & June, which in 1990 became the first movie to receive an NC-17 (just after the rating was introduced to replace the X).
But of course, her breakout was as Mia Wallace in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, for which she received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. Since then, she's taken on a variety of interesting, off-beat roles (Kill Bill, Sweet and Lowdown, Beautiful Girls) as well as some highly forgettable ones (Batman & Robin, The Avengers, Be Cool).
The Boston Film Festival gets underway on September 18 with Thurman's upcoming Motherhood, in which she plays a frazzled woman trying to plan her daughter's sixth birthday party. The movie, which was written and directed by Katherine Dieckmann, also stars Anthony Edwards and Minnie Driver and is due for a limited release on October 16. Posted 09.05.09 by reelz
Will Smith may have won 2008's box-office race -- at least according to those movie theater owners voting in the annual Quigley Poll. But who is Hollywood's fastest celebrity when it comes to running marathons? We wouldn't have guessed pudgy Will Ferrell, who according to this this Examiner.com story, is pretty near the top of crop, running the 2003 Boston Marathon in 3:56:12. As impressive as that is, Anthony Edwards, who has the stringy, authentically haggard-looking appearance of a hardcore distance runner, has him beat, with a 3:55:40 showing in the 2003 Chicago Marathon. Faster still, at least nineteen years ago, is William Baldwin, who turned in a 3:24:29 performance at the 1992 New York Marathon.
The slowest? Freddie Prinze Jr.'s 5:50:49 in the 2006 L.A. Marathon. Posted 01.05.09 by reelz